tibia meaning

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  • Noun: tibia (tibiae,tibias)  tibeeu
    1. The inner and thicker of the two bones of the human leg between the knee and ankle
      - shinbone, shin bone, shin

    Derived forms: tibias, tibiae

    See also: tibial

    Type of: leg bone

    Part of: leg

    Encyclopedia: Tibia

  • [Medicine]
    The second longest bone of the skeleton. It is located on the medial side of the lower leg,articulating with the FIBULA laterally,the TALUS distally,and the FEMUR proximally. n pl -i·ae also -i·as : the inner and usu. larger of the two bones of the leg between the knee and ankle that articulates above with the femur and below with the talus —called also shinbone


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